Tuesday, July 19, 2016
PVT Robert Carey Smick
Robert was drafted in November 1943. After his basic military training he was sent to the European theater. PVT Smick was transferred from the replacement depot to B Company 116th Infantry on 5 Jul 1944. PVT Smick was wounded in the fight to liberate Saint-Lo, France on 15 Jul 1944 and evacuated to hospital. He died of his wound(s) on 19 Jul 1944.
PVT Smick rests forever in the Normandy American Cemetery.
Robert's father served as a cook in F Company 313th Infantry in France in WWI. He is buried in the Hampton National Cemetery in Hampton, Virginia. His oldest sister, Sister Maria Smick, was a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth for 63 years.